District Health Boards say that the long wait times for rest home allocation quoted in the recent NZACA report don’t take into account alternative pathways following assessment, particularly ageing in place.
The Live Stronger for Longer movement is gaining strength in communities throughout New Zealand.
Responding to the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s major new report ‘Caring for our older Kiwis’, the Home and Community Health Association believes there needs to be more emphasis on choice when it comes to discussing ageing policies.
A new report brings fresh calls for a nationally consistent approach to home and community support services. JUDE BARBACK questions whether action is really coming for this sector.
Close to three decades ago, Tracey Foster knocked on the door of the public health nurse office looking for a job to support her young family. REBEKAH FRASER spoke to the West Coast woman who has devoted her working life to helping others.
The author of a new book on aging, Dr Doug Wilson, shares some insights with ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY on how to accept the aging process.
Today is International Women’s Day and a good time to recognise the efforts of researchers working with older women living alone to tackle social isolation and remove some of the barriers to accessing services.
A research project makes use of interRAI data to identify social isolation and loneliness in older people.
Dr Merryn Gott argues that caregivers need to be seen explicitly as part of the palliative care workforce, requiring appropriate education, training and support.
Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree's blood boiled listening to residential aged care facilities take a hammering in recent talkback discussions around elder abuse. Here, he comes to the defence of rest homes.